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Can I have one glass of wine while breastfeeding?

Can I have one glass of wine while breastfeeding?

Yes: This will mostly be metabolized by your liver and little if any will appear in the breast milk. So go for it. (i recommend a 2008 oregon pinot noir). ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat medium rare beef with Marsala wine sauce when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat medium rare beef with Marsala wine sauce when breastfeeding?

Should be OK: If you're talking about a steak, it should be OK -- the outside is seared thoroughly. I would definitely suggest that if you are having ground beef that it is well done -- ground beef has the potential of bacteria within the ground beef if not cooked completely through. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding and do I have to wait to feed my baby?

Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding and do I have to wait to feed my baby?

Hard to comment: There are arguments back and forth about the safety of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding there are some basic facts. Alcohol will pass through the breast milk and it lingers in the milk after it is made. Alcohol converts to byproducts that are toxic to the developing brain. There is no level of alcohol exposure that is considered safe to a developing infant. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding? Baby is 3 months do I need to pump and dump if so how long after should I pump?

Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding? Baby is 3 months do I need to pump and dump if so how long after should I pump?

Probably ok: Everything you eat or drink can travel into your breast milk, so the term"Everything in moderation". A glass of wine should not have any ill affects, but the urge to drink more could have an effect on your baby and cause symptoms such as sleepiness, irritablity, and low blood sugar. if you elect to try some wine, then not on an empty stomach as it will be more rapidly absorbed with higher levels ...Read more

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There's mixed answers about drinking wine while breastfeeding. Would a glass of red wine 14% be ok 2oz if I drink at night while baby is sleep?

There's mixed answers about drinking wine while breastfeeding. Would a glass of red wine 14% be ok 2oz if I drink at night while baby is sleep?

Life is confusing: The effect of high dose exposure is well known and worrisome. Data on the low level exposure of infants to alcohol is difficult to come by because of problems with study design and population variables. We know th brain of a baby is changing rapidly in the first years. We also know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde at the cellular level, which harms cells. I can never recommend avoidable exposure ...Read more

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I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

Depends: Breast milk is made continuously & alcohol travels freely into the milk, in its separate compartment, leaving some behind after your body metabolizes the rest (2hr.)Some studies suggest light alcohol consumption is well tolerated. But concerns remain. Alcohol at any level can be toxic to the developing brain with effects not evident for decades. ...Read more

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Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that I can do everything I can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good

Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that I can do everything I can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good

It is likely ok: It is always recommended to eat healthy during pregnancy by taking in the appropriate and right amount of the different food groups. The underlying purpose of diabetic diets is to promote healthy eating. You should be fine to participate in a healthier lifestyle but if you continue to have concerns, review your pregnancy requirements with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had 3 glasses of wine is it ok still to breastfeed?

I had 3 glasses of wine is it ok still to breastfeed?

Wine/breastfeeding: Everything you take into your body goes into breast milk. If you do not want to expose your baby to wine, pump and dispose. ...Read more

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Had 3sips or 1gulp of wine >25ml I have a 6week old this won't affect her if I breastfeed right?

Had 3sips or 1gulp of wine >25ml I have a 6week old this won't affect her if I breastfeed right?

No worries: Current recommendations including limiting ingestion of alcohol to occasional intake of around 2 oz of liquor or 8 oz of wine in a woman who weighs 132lbs (60kg). In addition, try to nurse around two or more hours after alcohol ingestion. In your case a few sips of wine is perfectly fine and will not effect the baby while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How long after 3 glasses of wine can u breastfeed?

How long after 3 glasses of wine can u breastfeed?

Alcohol and breast f: Couple hours. Better to avoid alcohol in pregnancy and lacxtation. Alcohol is extremely toxic ti a fetus or babys developing brain tissue! ...Read more

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If a woman has 3 glasses of wine how long can she breastfeed?

If a woman has 3 glasses of wine how long can she breastfeed?

Hard to say: You drop your blood alcohol content by half every 3-4 hours but the milk you make will retain some. There in so known safe exposure level for alcohol in infancy, when nerves are growing fast in their brain. Alcohol breakdown products are toxic to brain cells even in small amounts, so its hard to be sure when your milk would be free of it. There is controversy over the safety of drinking while BF. ...Read more

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How many ounces of red wine 14% would be ok to have with dinner and still be able to breastfeed in a a couple hours?

How many ounces of red wine 14% would be ok to have with dinner and still be able to breastfeed in a a couple hours?

Zero: It takes more than 2 hours to clear alcohol from your blood system. If you are breastfeeding abstain from alcohol for at least 4 hours as the alcohol WILL be transmitted to your breastfeeding infant. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink wine while breast feeding my child is 3 weeks old im breast feeding

Is it okay to drink wine while breast feeding my child is 3 weeks old im breast feeding

One opinion: It depends on how much wine. If you feel high or giddy it is likely too much for the baby. One small glass of wine might even be good for you and the baby. I think it depends, but everyone seems to agree it is less of a concern than during early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is wine ok to drink while breast feeding and if so how much can you intake?

Is wine ok to drink while breast feeding and if so how much can you intake?

Hard to comment: There are arguments back and forth about the safety of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding there are some basic facts. Alcohol will pass through the breast milk and it lingers in the milk after it is made. Alcohol converts to byproducts that are toxic to the developing brain. There is no level of alcohol exposure that is considered safe to a developing infant. ...Read more

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How can you stop breastfeeding?

How can you stop breastfeeding?

Just stop it: There is a medicine used for patients who have Parkinson's Disease called bromocriptine which blocks the hormonal signals to your breasts and so "drys them up". Speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Can I smoke while breastfeeding?

Can I smoke while breastfeeding?

No: No. Period.

(for your baby's sake, please...Don't.). ...Read more

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When should I stop breastfeeding?

When should I stop breastfeeding?

No "deadline": There is no "deadline" for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and breastmilk have numerous benefits for you and your child. At least 6 months is desirable and if you can make it to one year, that is even better. That being said, many women may only be able to breastfeed for a few months while some will continue to breastfeed into toddlerhood. The choice is up to you and your baby. Wean on your timeline. ...Read more

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How do I prolong my breastfeeding?

On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information:
http://www. Lalecheleague. Org/faq/increase. Html. ...Read more

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Can I exercise while breastfeeding?

Can I exercise while breastfeeding?

Yes: Of course! Exercise is great for your physical health and will not interfere with you producing breast milk as long as your nutrition (and hydration!) remains good. Be sure to drink lots of water and consume adequate calories to replenish what you may be losing from breast feeding and also working out. ...Read more

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

No: You can literally eat or drink anything (except alcohol) without concerns. Breast feeding moms have no restrictions on diet. ...Read more

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What is the best breastfeeding diet?

What is the best breastfeeding diet?

Your typical diet: If your typical diet is a healthy balanced diet, no need to change. If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that breastfeeding consumes 350-500 calories per day, and adjust accordingly. There are no foods to specifically avoid or include. ...Read more

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Any tips for successful breastfeeding?

Any tips for successful breastfeeding?

Persistence!: Fill a pitcher of water and set it next to your breastfeeding spot with a glass. Drink a glass of water every time you sit down to nurse. Be sure to get pillows you need to position the baby to the breast, rather than hunching down to the baby to nurse. I'm so happy you are doing this for your baby! This is the best gift a mother can give! ...Read more

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Is it normal for breastfeeding to hurt me?

Is it normal for breastfeeding to hurt me?

Breastfeeding pain: During the first week or so, you can experience pain on the nipples which will disappear eventually. Make sure that your baby's lips are not sucking directly on the nipple - the whole nipple should be located behind baby's gumline so that the lips are around the areola (dark area around the nipple) where the sucking should take place. ...Read more

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What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

Nursing diet: Ffollow the same dietary guidelines while breast feeding as you did while pregnant, including prenatal vitamins ...Read more

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Can you take percect while breastfeeding?

Can you take percect while breastfeeding?

Let me advise you: Perccet compose of two medications.
Oxycodone&acetaminophen however, the oxycodone component is a narcotic and could cause significant problems in a nursing infant.
If you have to take it is a good idea to watch for any changes in your baby, such as breathing problems, excessive sleeping, or feeding problems.
The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication while breastfeed. ...Read more

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What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

What is the best diet while breastfeeding?

Nursing diet: follow the same dietary guidelines while breast feeding as you did while pregnant, including prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the best position for breastfeeding?

What is the best position for breastfeeding?

Whatever works: Whatever works best for you and baby. Many babies have a favorite position and many even have a favorite side. Do whatever is most successful for you and that individual baby. ...Read more

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What are some good tricks for breastfeeding?

Just FYI: Insurance usually pays for a lactation specialist/consultant. That is the best way to take care of all of your lactation problems and tricks. Congrats on the be baby and good luck. ...Read more

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Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Yes, but: Check with your md as some medicines will cross into the breast milk and affect the baby. Obvious examples are narcotics. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Beast milk and medicine: Are you asking about table salt? If a prescription of some sort call who prescribed it and ask. ...Read more

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Can I use Exoderil 10mg while am breastfeeding?

Can I use Exoderil 10mg while am breastfeeding?

Sure: Sure this is a topical cream antifungal. You may use it while breastfeeding. Congrats for breastfeeding your baby! ...Read more

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What are common complications of breastfeeding?

What are common complications of breastfeeding?

There really are: No actual complications of breastfeeding. Some minor consequences are irritated/sore and/or bleeding nipples. One needs to make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids and eating healthily to keep up the milk supply. Breast-feeding is generally a great thing for you and your baby! ...Read more

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Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information. If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use Cefasyn 500 mg while breastfeeding?

Yes: Studies have actually been performed to evaluate the safety of this medication and if it is present in breast milk. While it is present in breastmilk at very, very low levels, results of studies indicate that it is safe for the child and is a safe antibiotic to take when breastfeeding. ...Read more